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determine prospects for peace or war. in visiting thailand and the philippines in october, i was reminded of the economic vitality of southeast asia and the fact that that tend countries comprise an asean represent now the fourth largest export market of the united states. these countries are center stage. we must stand firm with our friends throughout asia and actively pursue prospects for free trade and open sea lanes and other policies that will strengthen american economic growth. more broadly, we face the specter of global resource constraints, especially efficiencies of energy and food that could stimulate conflict and deepen poverty. we have made startling gains in domestic energy production, but we remain highly vulnerable still to our dependency on oil, and perhaps equally important, even if we were able to produce more energy at home, we cannot isolate ourselves from energy shocks in the global economy. we have to cooperate with other nations in improving the global system of manufacturing and moving energy supplies. currently, a key to this is helping to assure the completion o
into the philippines on tuesday, with more than 400 people still missing. rescuers dug through mud and debris again today, to retrieve bodies in the hardest hit compostela valley region. some 250 people died there. more than 300,000 others lost their homes in the storm. president o blamea-- obama will ask congress for $50 billion for hurricane sandy. they announced it today in a statement the money is to help rebuild road, tunnels and assist thousands of people forced from their homes. those are those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to judy. >> woodruff: the u.s. supreme court announced today that for the first time in its history it would review the contentious issue of same-sex marriage. for more on the story we turn to margaret warner. >> warner: the justices agreed to hear arguments in two cases: one is california's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, adopted by voters as referendum proposition 8. it was challenged on grounds that gay citizens have the same constitutional right to marry as heterosexuals. the justices will also review a provision of the federal "defense of ma
and philippines, and above all, a partide south africa. that was the great human rights cause, the grt moral cause of that time. i knew who the players of south africa were very, very well, the name of political prisoners, the political actors, and i think i knew the politics of south africa better than the politics of my hometown. there was great concentration on south africa, banned from the olympics for many, many years. in the meantime, the olympics were held in moscow, ect.. a couple words about cuba and our relative indifference to the suffering of cubans, ordinary cubans, but also disdense, people of conscious, people who starve themselves to death for example, and hunger strikes, why the extremes? i spoke to a great many people about the problem, our indifference to cuba, and i recall one saying it was one of the most puzzling and painful phenomena of our times. there's some, many people, but i think of one in particular, a man who ought to be famous. he ought to be on the cover the "time" and "news week," and he ought to be a big deal, ought to be songs about him, poetry, movies, movies o
of flooding in the philippines. these pictures show it, days after a deadly typhoon hit the phillippines. this is video. crews, well, they pulled several stranded people to safety, including children. rescuers are still having trouble getting to many survivors in some of the hardest hit areas. 400 confirmed dead. hundreds more still missing. >>> we told you about a woman who survived being stranded six days in the snow in the sierra. experts say there are several things you can do to survive something like that. first they say stay in your car and make sure someone can see it. either you have a lot on inside. be sure to carry warm clothes, a blanket and a flash. and if you are in an isolated area, the best idea experts say is to ration food and wait for help. >> the probability of you being found in the car is higher than going out looking for help. hypothermia sets up very quickly in the sierra. >> experts say if you have to get out of the car, bait for a break in the weather and stay on the roadway and always let someone know where and when you are going and be aware changing condition
and partners such as singapore and the philippines and expanding our dialogue in exchanges with china. we are also an handed our presence and capabilities in the region. that includes -- expanding our presence and capabilities in the region. that includes allocating our naval fleet to have a 60/40 split between the pacific and atlantic oceans, increasing army and marine presence in the region. locating our most advanced aircraft in the pacific, including new deployments of f- 22's and the mv22's to japan. and lay the groundwork for the first overseas deployment of the f-35 joint strike fighter. the third element of our strategy is that as we do force projection in the asia-pacific and middle east, we still have to maintain our global leadership and presence by building innovative partnerships and partner capacity across the globe and using these innovative rotational deployment as a way to do exercises and training with other countries, developing their capabilities so they can provide for their own security. in latin america, africa, europe, and elsewhere. the past decade of war has rein
. in the philippines a powerful typhoon is bearing down with winds that could reach 130 miles an hour. >> rescue teams there preparing for flash floods and landslides in the mountains. forecasters predicting huge waves and storm surge along the coast. the typhoon expected to make landfall in about seven hours or so from now on the same island where a tropical storm last year left 1,200 people dead. >>> emergency inspections are underway today at about 50 roadway tunnels in japan. that's after one tunnel about 50 miles west of tokyo caved in yesterday. nine people died. an official with the private company that operates the sasago tunnel said outdated bolts, or concrete slabs, could be to blame. cnn's alex solberg is following the story. >> reporter: a driver's worst nightmare. heading through a highway tunnel when the ceiling collapses. officials are trying to figure out how it happened over the weekend here in japan. this man says the cars in front of us were crushed. it was tir filing. i'll never be able to drive through that tunnel again. another witness says i saw smoke filling the tunnel from abo
.org. >>> more on the deadly typhoon striking the philippines right now. some of the other top stories in the situation room right now. what's the latest? >> at least 322 people were killed and more than 400 injured from that devastating typhoon and the death toll is expected to rise. with hundreds more missing. the filipino government says nearly 200,000 people are living in shelters. and rescuers are struggling to get some of the victims to many of the major roads and bridges by that storm. >>> it looks like north korea is getting for a rocket launch later this month. a new satellite image shows increased activity by workers on the launch pad. north korea is planning a launch between december 10th and the 22nd. it claims the launch is for science and research. the u.s. condemns the launch saying it is the same technology that would be used to launch a ballistic missile. >>> alan simpson is cutting loose gangnam style. >> stop tweeting your breakfast. >> yes, the republican from wyoming wants to convince people to get involved with lowering the national debt. he asks young americans t
. >>> parts of the southern philippines is in sham belled after a typhoon hammered the country. the number will probably get higher because hundreds of people are still missing. 250,000 people are now homeless, and relief workers say many of them are in desperate need of water, food, and shelter. >>> in thailand a man who used to lead the government could be put to death for a deadly crackdown on protesters. reuters reporting that the former prime minister has been charged with ordering troops to use real bullets on anti-government demonstrators back in 2010. officials say he and his deputy are responsible for the deaths of dozens of civilians. now, if convicted they could face the death penalty or life in prison. >>> well, schools, new homes, and water wells, this village really getting an upgrade with the help of this man. he work as a concierge of d.c. with the help of powerful people in his building, he is able to give back to his hometown in africa. we'll talk with him next. and a choice. ritis n take tylenol or take aleve, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just
protect them from future storms. >>> the president of the philippines declared a state of emergency after visiting some of the hardest hit areas by the typhoon. helicopter footage shows the damage. the storm wiped out entire villages of 600 people dead and another 600 still missing. officials say that rescue operations have suffered a set back mostly because the survivors are just to shocked to help. there is also concern of food and water. >> yesterday marked the anniversary of pearl harbor and many paused to remember that day. in hawaii there was a moment of silence followed by a fly over at the time when the bombing started. the surprise attack by the japanese killed 2400 people and was the start of the united states involvement in world war ii. >>> in alameda pearl harbor survivors took part in a ceremony. i 21 gun salute honored the survivors and memories still fresh for those who were still there. one was on the west virginia during the attack. >> i felt six torpedoes hit the port side of the ship. >> it also included a wreath laying ceremony to pay tribute to those who were ki
countries like bangladesh and the philippines and charged exorbitant fees to travel to their work sites often misled about where they're going, what that are salaries will be and what their living conditions will be like. frequently their passports are confiscated so they cannot in fact return home, even if they're able to scrape together the money to make that journey. this kind of human trafficking is no less than modern-day slavery, subsidized by our government with taxpayer money. it's reprehensible. but for me, the number-one issue here is the safety of our american troops on these bases. that safety is compromised if our bases are filled with unauthorized, potentially unsafe foreign workers. and that's why i introduced the end trafficking in government contracting act of treft which provides the -- of 2012 which provides the most comprehensive approach taken. it is bipartisan legislation which now is included in the bill which passed the senate last week and i'm hopeful will be retained in conference and signed into law soon, with strong bipartisan support from my colleague, senat
with allies and partners such as singapore and the philippines and expanding our milton a dialogue and exchanges with china. we are also enhancing our presence and capabilities in the region. that includes reallocating the naval fleet to achieve in the next few years a 63 coo 40 split between the pacific and the land goshen's. hopefully we will do that by 2020. the increasing army and marine presence in the region after iraq and afghanistan locating our most advanced aircraft in the pacific including the new plans as f-22 is and the envy 22 to japan. laying the groundwork for the first overseas deployment of the f35 joint strike fighter in 27 tiberi. the strategy is that as we do force projection for in the asia-pacific and in the middle east we still have to maintain our golden leadership and presence by building innovative partnerships and partner capacity across the globe and using these innovation deployments as a way to do exercises and training with other countries developing their capabilities so that they can help provide for their own security and latin america and africa
, and it stands as an amazing legacy. but i will always remember the work we did on the philippines. your efforts on the floor, you've always had this amazing humility and sense of purpose in finding the common ground and reaching out to people on both sides of the i'm. every member of the committee has joined in presenting you with a resolution, and i just want to read just the introduction. whereas throughout his 36 years in the united states senate richard hue garre has served indiana, the united states with grace, distinction and tenacity and will have many more contributions to a nation still he reveres and that reveres him. and we want to present this to you, everybody on the committee, my friend. [applause] >> mr. chairman, i thank you very much. i'm very grateful to have had this opportunity to serve with each one of you. thank you. it's a very special tribute. >> thank you, sir. well, it's small compare today your service, but we honor you. and then, finally, we're also going to be losing jim webb and jim demint. jim, as we all know, jim webb came here, did something very few freshmen ca
it -- and partners such as singapore and the philippines and expanding our dialogue and -- in exchanges with china. we are also an handed our presence and capabilities in the region. that includes -- expanding our presence and capabilities in the region. that includes allocating our naval fleet to have a 60/40 s plit between the pacific and atlantic oceans, increasing army and marine presence in the region. locating our most advanced aircraft in the pacific, including new deployments of f- 22's and the mv22's to japan. and lay the groundwork for the first overseas deployment of the f-35 joint strike fighter. the third element of our strategy is that as we do force projection in the asia-pacific and middle east, we still have to maintain our global leadership and presence by building innovative partnerships and partner capacity across the globe and using these innovative rotational deployment as a way to do exercises and training with other countries, developing their capabilities so they can provide for their own security. in latin america, africa, europe, and elsewhere. the past decade of war has
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